Making sure you have the right recruitment systems in place is essential if you’re going to successfully hire the right candidates. But, before launching into how using the Tribepad Applicant Tracking System can improve the quality of your recruits, let’s talk about why finding the right candidate is important in the first place.
It saves you money – replacing a member of staff costs a business around £30k; a huge amount of money that can be saved by hiring the right person first time round.
It boosts staff morale – hiring the right candidate can do wonders for your staff morale. The perfect employee can fit right into your company culture, bringing with them new insight, ideas, and motivation.
It improves the manager-employee relationship – if a candidate just isn’t right for the job, it can put a massive strain on the manager-employee relationship, with both parties left feeling frustrated. Hire the right person for the role and you’re off to a great start.
So, we’ve established that it’s imperative for businesses to have a recruitment system that helps to efficiently find that perfect candidate. Enter Tribepad.
What Is Tribepad?
Tribepad is an Applicant Tracking System that redefines the traditional recruitment process. As your recruitment management partner, Tribepad will give you the most powerful tool on the market to attract, recruit, engage, and hire the best talent directly.
Attach supporting documentation.
This one might not be ground-breaking, but it’s something that is really important when it comes to assessing your candidates. Allowing candidates to attach supporting documentation to their application gives you a better view of the candidate in the initial recruitment stages and also gives the candidate the best chance of showing you what they can do.
Supporting documentation doesn’t have to be as obvious as a candidate’s CV. An aspiring producer applying for a role at the BBC might be able to upload a video showreel or examples of their broadcasting skills. A Blumenthal-in-the-making applying for a catering role with Sodexo might be able to upload photos and videos of them preparing their favourite dishes.
Create a questionnaire.
By adding an introductory questionnaire to an application, you can filter out the wrong candidates right at the start. This means that you won’t spend time processing applications for candidates that aren’t right for the job as well as prompting the candidate to really think about whether or not they are suitable for the role. You can even set the questionnaire to auto-reject or auto-shortlist applications based on answers to certain questions or overall score.
A questionnaire can be used to filter out those who legally aren’t suitable for your role. Do you have the right to work in the UK is a classic example; there’s no point spending time interviewing someone who isn’t allowed to work in the country. Similarly, questions such as Do you have a HGV Driving License for a HGV driving role can prevent recruiters from wasting their time on candidates who don’t have the right qualifications.
Allow internal talent to come first.
As we mentioned earlier, hiring a new member of staff can cost a business £30k. Being able to release a job ad internally before it becomes available to the rest of the world helps to make the most of the talent you already have and can reduce costs. Plus, your employees will feel valued because you are giving them the opportunity to apply before anyone else.
Refer a friend.
If a candidate stumbles across a role that isn’t for them, but would be perfect for a friend, they can refer the ad from directly within the system. Each job ad also has its own unique URL, making it easy for it to be shared on social media; the more people that see your ad, the more likely you are to find that amazing employee.
Because the Tribepad ATS sits on your domain, encouraging candidates to share job ads is also a great way to boost your SEO. Who doesn’t want that?
What Are You Waiting For?
Ready to start hiring the perfect candidate on your first try? If you’re up for saving money, boosting staff morale, improving manager-employee relationships, and improving the quality of your hires, drop us a line and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Tribepad.